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About the Work

In 1981, in Hollywood, I saw the mock-up for David Lean's "The Bridge on the River Kwai". So it was with particular interest in February 1992 that I travelled to Thailand to see the real bridge in the real place. Unlike the wooden version in the film, the real bridge has always been made of steel. Nearby is a Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery. I referenced this by including a plaque from the cemetery.

About Vaughan Grylls

Born 10th December 1943 in Newark, Nottinghamshire and attended art schools at Nottingham, Wolverhampton, Goldsmiths' and the Slade. He has taught at several art schools in the UK and the US.

From 1996 to 2005 he was Director of the Kent Institute of Art and Design. In 2005 he resigned to concentrate full-time on his own work after joining the Kent and the Surrey Institutes of Art and Design to make the University for the Creative Arts.

″I still use the same approach to my work: I get an idea, think of the title and then make the work. So not much has changed since 1964″

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